I totally disagree with the business model adopted by SIA but that will be another long post altogether.
Today i tried to book 4 tickets to Siem Reap and see what i found out for flights on the same dates... the "joke" is... it is cheaper to fly by Silkair for a trip to Ankor Wat. in Cambodia.
Screen shot from Silkair website below:
Screen shot from Jetstar website below.
Here comes the best part. For Jetstar, I have to pay extra for the normal seats ($5 x 4), food ($30 x 4), visa booking fee ($9 x 4) = $176 extra. Total = $2,003.60
In other words, flying a full service carrier will save me a whopping $394 for 4 and yet i have more flexible tickets which allows me to change the dates on Silkair without penalties.
Am i missing something here?!
Hope this dispel some of your beliefs that budget carriers are always cheaper. hahaha. hence it is always a good idea to compare prices.
When i have the time, I will explain the business model of budget carriers, need to plan the trip first.